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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Formerly known as Hop Notch. Wonderful complex flavos, like no other, simply a great tasting IPA. It’s balanced, strong malt backbone, citrusy nose, with hints of pine and grass.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
12oz can. Rating #484. Clear copper color with a white head. Very floral aroma, grapefruit and a little bit of tropical fruits. Mild bitterness up front, more citrus and a lasting aftertaste. (2807)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear amber/orange color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet malts, and citrus/Grapefruit. Taste has a fruity/herbal hop profile, and a nice malty backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
12oz can 6/8/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove Miz a Six)-40° in Shaker-Pours a slightly hazy goldenish orange with a small loose white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste of the same with big bitterness on the back end. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1112) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a fairly thick, rocky off0white head that settless lowly and leaves some heaping clingy lace. Nose involves a whole gamut of hoppy goodness: floral, pine, citrus, earthy, herbal along with plenty of honey and sweet grain notes. Balanced sweet and bitter flavor: not over the top with bitterness, but plenty to balance the healthy malt backbone. Medium bodied, vibrant, a touch oily, with a pleasant drying bitterness on the end. A well put together IPA, and well-suited to those who favor some solid malt with their hops.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (363) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: moderate floral hops. Appearance: small, frothy off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, light-amber body. Taste: lightly sour, grapefruit-like, initial flavor and lightly bitter finish with long duration. Palate: medium bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Great hoppy aroma, but not excessively bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
From a can. Aroma of pine, citrus, grass, and English malt. Flavor is pine, citrus, grass, orange, floral, caramel, and English malt. Decent Ipa, a little on the sweet side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle, bb 08/26/13 (I’ve definitely come to this brewery, for its labels and bottle design, production and operational practices, and of course, good product!). Nose is gorgeous, huge, powerful citrus, juicy and a little dank with mild undercurrents of pine and perhaps oak. Orange, grapefruit, lychee. Pale, slightly gradient orange pour, transparent with a rocky off-white head. Soapy medium mouthfeel, crisp and spicy, touch of oiliness form the hops along with the resin; cleanses the tongue, light wood, balancing caramel and toasted malt. Super clean, alcohol well-integrated, lightly floral, medium bitterness is utterly clean. Dry but not punishing, with light non-saccharine sugar swipes from the hops, and a little earthy toffee when it comes time to buckle down. Supremely balanced for such a big boy. Hop notch, indeed!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (322) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Tis a high end ipa here... Sweet smell ...great hop aroma... They made a good one here ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours a wonderful golden brown with a fine white head. Aroma is intense citrus with a hint of malt. Taste is slight bitterness. Lively mouthfeel, medium body, slightly bitter finish with a tinge of soapy aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2609) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
12 oz bottle from the Flamingo Casino. Pours a clear orange/amber with average-sized, lasting eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is big green piney hops with some sweet caramel. Flavour is also big on piney hops with grapefruity hops and modest sweet caramel. Strong bitter finish. A nice big IPA.


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